Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

The Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library is currently closed for a makeover and will re-open in early spring 2016. Holds will be routed to the Takoma Park Library at 416 Cedar St. NW while the Shepherd Park Library is closed. Please see the Blog tab of this page for more information.

Black Voices Book Club Anniversary

Dear Neighbors, September marks the two-year anniversary of the Black Voices Book Club at Shepherd Park Neighborhood Library, and we want you to join us. The book club meets the third Monday night of each month, from 7 to 8:45 p.m., on the second floor of the library. The book club focuses on fiction by African-American, Caribbean and African authors. Books we select are available in the DC Public Library system and are placed on hold for club members to check out.

New Nonfiction Arrivals at the Shepherd Park Library

Prime Time by Jane Fonda-612.3 F673 Train Your Brain to Get Happy by Teresa Aubele, Stan Wenck, and Susan Reynolds-612.82 A888Nutrition For Dummies 5th edition by Carol Ann Rinzler-613.2 R584 What's Eating Your Child? by Kelly Dorfman-613.2083 D695Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights? by Alex Huchinson-613.7 H975     The Secret Lives of Hoarders by Matt Paxton with Phaedra Hise-616.8522 P342 Small Message, Big Impact by Terri L. Sjodin-658.452 S625 

Sing Talk and Read (S.T.A.R.)

We are excited to invite you to come and learn about the early literacy S.T.A.R. program at the DC Public Library. This program is for parents, caregivers, librarians, teachers and anyone who is interested in helping children from birth to 5 years old get ready to learn to read. The S.T.A.R. program uses six early literacy skills to lay a strong foundation for learning:

Movie Night

 Movies showing in August:The Adjustment Bureau  PG 13  8/03/11    Red Riding Hood  PG 13  8/10/11     

Inner and Outer Peace Through Meditation

We have added a fourth meditation class, which will meet on August 6, at 1 p.m. in the activity room at Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library.David Newcomb will be discussing the importance of having a teacher, and we will practice meditation.Please join us!

The End of Summer Party

Join us August 16, 10 a.m.-12 noon, for stories, songs, summer gift packets, school supplies and more.Ages birth-12.

Camping 101

Thank you Coach C. Love, for your continued service to young people and for teaching the Camping class at Shepherd Park Library on July 27.  Coach Love showed everyone how to pack a backpack correctly. She talked about all the items that should go into a backpack and why it is important to have the right size; she had examples of most of the items so that the participants could see what those items look like. 

Camping 101: An Introduction

Learn the basics of camping at the Shepherd Park Library.  You will learn:

Computer Classes for Beginners

The current session of the six-week computer class for beginners ended this last Thursday. The "thank you card" from the students to the entire staff of Shepherd Park Library is highly appreciated. Another six-week session will begin on August 4. The class covers the basics you need to know about computer use, such as the mouse, the keyboard, filing fundamentals, the Internet and e-mail.All adult students are welcome. To register, call the library at 202-541-6100, or just come in.